Eric Horng
Eric Horng joined ABC 7 Chicago, the city's top-rated news station, as general assignment reporter in August 2010. He has been an integral part of Eyewitness News coverage of numerous stories, including the historic 2011 Chicago blizzard, the November 2013 tornado that devastated Washington, IL., the 2013 Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup playoff run, and the Chicago Cubs 2016 World Series championship. In 2015, Horng was part of ABC 7's Emmy Award-winning coverage of two major stories: the death of Fox Lake police lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz and the release of video of the police-involved shooting of Laquan McDonald.

Horng came to ABC 7 Chicago with a wealth of experience and an outstanding reputation as an ABC News correspondent for "World News," "Nightline," and "Good Morning America," and was also a regular fill-in anchor for early morning programs "World News Now" and "America This Morning."

During his time with ABC News, Horng covered numerous major stories including the 2008 Northern Illinois University shooting, 2007 Minneapolis bridge collapse, Terri Schiavo legal battle in Florida and the Michael Jackson criminal trial in California. In 2005, Horng filed live reports from Louisiana during and after Hurricane Katrina made landfall. On election night in 2008, he filed reports from Chicago's Grant Park, the site of President Obama's victory speech.

Before joining ABC News in 2003, Horng was a correspondent for CNN. He was based in Atlanta from 1998 to 2000 and Los Angeles from 2000 to 2003. At CNN, he reported on several high-profile stories, including the Elizabeth Smart kidnapping case, the Shuttle Columbia disaster, the Elian Gonzalez custody fight and the Academy Awards.

Horng was born in Chicago and raised in suburban Darien and Northbrook. He is an honors graduate of Glenbrook North High School and graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with Bronze Tablet honors which recognize the top three-percent of college graduating classes. Horng is an avid Chicago sports fan.

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Eric's Stories
Family seeks justice after driver cited, not charged following deadly Wheaton hit-and-run crash
Paige Donahue, 31, was killed just months before her wedding in January 2023.
ABC7 Chicago celebrating AAPI Heritage Month with half-hour 'Our Chicago: Connecting Cultures'
ABC7 Chicago is celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with vignettes, a series of news stories and a half-hour special "Our Chicago: Connecting Cultures."
UChicago Institute of Politics surrounded by pro-Palestinian protesters
The University of Chicago's Institute of Politics building was surrounded by pro-Palestinian protesters Friday afternoon.
Laterria Smith breaks silence; dance school scholarship honors son killed defending her from attack
Two months after her son was stabbed to death defending her and his unborn sibling from an attacker, Laterria Smith sat down to speak exclusively with ABC7.
Downtown residents meet with CPD over safety concerns as jam-packed summer looms
From the 2024 DNC to Lollapalooza and the return of the NASCAR Street Race, downtown residents are staring down a jam-packed summer and met with Chicago police about their safety plans.
DePaul University students, faculty hold walkout over impasse on divestment negotiations
There was a student walkout at DePaul University Wednesday after students in a pro-Palestinian encampment and the administration reached an impasse on demands to divest from Israel.
Glendale Heights man charged with helping accused cop killer Xavier Tate Jr. evade arrest
The man whose home Xavier Tate Jr. was found in when he was arrested for the murder of CPD Ofc. Luis Huesca is also facing felony charges.
Brass nameplate stolen from parents' headstone in Cedar Park Cemetery, family finds on Mother's Day
The Cook County Sheriff's Office told ABC7, in addition to the brass nameplate, brass vases were stolen from two other graves at Cedar Park Cemetery.
High school senior killed in Glenview crash days before prom; 3 others injured, police say
A memorial has been growing at the crash site for 17-year-old Marko Niketic. His father was brought to his knees by display.
House committee investigating Northwestern University's response to antisemitism on campus
The Republican chair of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce has accused Northwestern University of a "persistent failure in addressing antisemitism."